The Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) says it is standing by its call for prospective students who have not registered to report to universities on Monday. This is despite warnings by universities that ‘walk-ins’ will not be allowed. The universities say prospective students should rather apply online.
The Universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Venda and the Vaal University of Technology have agreed to admit walk-ins after engaging with the EFFSC.
EFFSC president Phuthi Keetse has warned universities against turning away walk-ins.
“If you anticipate or maybe might anticipate chaos, it is only going to occur where the university is becoming arrogant. If you stop students at the gate you are inviting anarchy, and if you allow them to just go and deal with late applications you are not going to experience any kind of anarchy. Those that are arrogant they are the ones who will suffer.”
Keetse has also called on universities which are not willing to re-open the application process to do so. He says it is not true that there is no space.
“If you were doing matric last year, when you apply you don’t apply at one institution, you apply at UP, UJ, Stellenbosch e.t.c and ultimately the majority of those people who have applied might find that they have been accepted at four institutions. It is very much indigenous for them to say there is no space, there is space. It’s a lie and we have made a call for this people to re-open the application process because we know it’s doable. It will be very unfair for us not to have this late application,” adds Keetse.